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My wife and I both have green eyes and our 4 year old girl has brown eyes. Should I get a dna test to prove that I am the father?


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replied July 18th, 2010
Infants Answer A14394
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Color of iris (eye) alone cannot explain whether the child is yours or not. Iris color is governed by multiple genes and it is possible for both parents with green or blue eyes to have a child with brown eyes. The pattern of color inheritance of eye is very complex and hence this can happen. However, if in doubt, you can consult an expert in hereditary traits. Hope this helps. Take care!



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